Birding Videos

This post will probably be the final update on the three juvenile Ospreys that I been watching all summer long. To refresh your memory, back in the spring, an adult pair of Osprey moved into the platform nest in the harbor just off Fort Road, on the campus of the Southern Maine Community College. Three eggs were laid and […]

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While most of the birds that visit our backyards only defend a breeding territory, Hummingbirds are one of the few birds that will defend a food source. Just about anywhere that a Hummingbird finds food, it will fight to defend it even along its migration route to Central America. The long drawn-out territorial fights can […]

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UPDATE: It’s been brought to my attention that this bird is not a fledgling but a first year male. Although I watched this bird begging and being fed by an adult male, I assumed it was a fledgling. My bad! You all know what assuming does. Many thanks to @_CabinGirl Tami Vogel for bringing this […]

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Baltimore Oriole – Icterus galbula The Baltimore Oriole, with its flute-like song, is a bird we eagerly anticipate every Spring. We place orange halves and grape jelly feeders throughout the yard hoping to attract these beautiful birds. The Baltimore Oriole was late arriving in our part of Maine this year. Cold, wet weather with unfavorable […]

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While working in the backyard this afternoon, I heard Gray Catbirds singing in the sumacs that are at the edge of the cove. I grabbed my camera and slowly worked my way down to where the choir was performing. Taking cover behind a highbush blueberry, I captured several photos and video of this beautiful bird. The […]

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Here’s a short HD video of the Osprey pair at Southern Maine Community College, for those who are following my posts on these birds. It appears that there are eggs in the nest because of the behavior of the pair. While watching the Osprey, I saw the adults taking turns in their nesting duties. The Osprey would slowly […]

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Song Sparrow – Melospiza melodia From nearly every prominence on the vegetation that grows in our backyard, a Song Sparrow is singing. The glorious sounds of Spring and the hope that ol’ man Winter doesn’t have any more tricks up his sleeve. Song Sparrows have the greatest number of genetically distinct populations of any bird in […]

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